This is a traditional farmhouse recipe which has pleased hungry men and delighted children since the seventeenth century and probably earlier. It is almost never made now, and this is a pity. It is too heavy for the urban and sedentary lives most of us lead for most of the time today, but it is splendid for a cold day in the Christmas holidays.
Mix the flour, suet and currants with water to form a soft dough. Roll out about
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